„Regional Nuclear Security Cooperation Initiative – Insider Threats Roundtable“ wraps up in RACVIAC

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On March 27th,  2024 the „Regional Nuclear Security Cooperation Initiative – Insider Threats Roundtable“, which was hosted by RACVIAC and organized with the support of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) – International Nuclear Security Program (INS), came to an end.

This two-day event offered to participants a variety of presentations, insider threat mitigation case studies, a capstone interactive exercise and encouraged the sharing of national experiences and good practices through facilitated discussions. The Roundtable delved into the perplexing and significant problem of the insider threats and the prevention of its risks with an emphasis on a graded approach to defense and in-depth principle.

The main objectives of this activity were to raise awareness of the insider threat trends, their risks, and possible mitigation practices and measures, to help RACVIAC Members take a graded approach in developing and establishing methodologies to address nuclear security threats and risks and to further strengthen RACVIAC project as a regional platform for sharing of information and facilitating cooperation on nuclear security.

The Roundtable was closed by H.E. Ambassador Constantin-Mihail Grigorie, Director of RACVIAC and Ms. Malinda Devaney, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration.

In her Closing speech Ms. Malinda Devaney thanked everyone who attended the Roundtable. She furthermore expressed hope that the participants had deepened their knowledge of Insider Threat Mitigation and wished them a safe trip back to their homes.

In his Closing address Ambassador Constantin-Mihail Grigorie underscored that the matter of insider threats in nuclear security does not cease to be relevant, moreover, it is of utmost importance, demanding our unwavering attention and commitment. “The potential consequences of unauthorized access or malicious actions within the realm of nuclear facilities carry unprecedented risks, necessitating stringent measures to safeguard against catastrophic outcomes”, he added.

Furthermore, he spotlighted that as we collectively strive for a secure and stable world, addressing and mitigating insider threats stands as a pivotal imperative in our pursuit of global nuclear security.

Ambassador Grigorie referred to the fact that being an Ambassador for many years he could assure that constant vigilance, and fostering a strong international collaborative effort, are key to achieve this goal. “That’s why I’m very pleased to see all of you here together“, he concluded.

The two-day Roundtable ended with the awarding of certificates to more than 40 competent nuclear security authority stakeholders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Türkiye and Kosovo*.


  • This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence. (In accordance with Arrangements regarding regional representation and cooperation.)